Mental Health

Co-Occurring

Co-occurring Disorder Treatment, Symptoms: The Link Between Psychiatric Disorders and Drug Overuse

Did you know that around 7.7 million adults have co-occurring mental and substance disorders, according to a 2017 study? Out of the 20.3 million adults suffering from disorders or SUDs resulting from substance use, a whopping 37.9% also had mental illnesses. In addition, among the 42.1 million adults with mental illnesses, 18.2% of the population …

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Dual Diagnosis Types and Its Effect to One’s Mental Health

Being diagnosed with any mental illness is a heavy burden to carry. It influences many aspects of a person’s life, from their work life to their personal life. Suffering from one mental illness is difficult enough, but there are cases where patients suffer from two types of mental illness. For patients with substance abuse problems, …

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EMDR Therapy Explained: The Eight Different Phases and Why You Need It

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR therapy) is a type of psychotherapy specifically targeted to help those who suffer from emotional distress, anxiety, or post-traumatic distress. The science behind EMDR therapy comes from something we all do, albeit unconsciously.  What is EMDR Therapy? EMDR therapy replicates what happens in our brain when we go …

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EMDR Trauma Therapy: How it Helps Treat Your PTSD and Anxiety

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of psychotherapy that involves the active participation of the person receiving therapy under the instruction and guidance of the therapist.  EMDR is most often employed when the person undergoing treatment has a need or desire to overcome a past traumatic experience. Because of this, it is …

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Work-Related Stress: Why It’s Difficult to Achieve a Work-Life Balance

Work-related stress is not new to any employee. Some would say that it comes with the job, that this is a manifestation of you working hard, going beyond your capabilities. It becomes a drive, an incentive to reward yourself or even expect rewards from others. Both the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) …

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